Mississippi State picked up one of those building blocks this week with the commitment of Lake Cormorant High School (MS) big man Gabe Cavazos.
By Steve Wright
We give plenty of love to the skill position players on offense and the defensive players that try to stop them when looking at recruits committing their future to SEC schools. While the flashy players are the ones that get fans out of their seats with excitement, those players are nothing without the strong building blocks of a dominant offensive line.
Cavazos is the second offensive line recruit in the Bulldogs’ class of 2021 and he is expected to be joined by up to three more linemen on that side of the ball before the class is complete.
While Cavazos doesn’t yet have a rating from the 247Sports Ranking Composite he is graded as a 3-star recruit by Rivals. He chose Mississippi State after a family visit to Starkville over the weekend and his picked the Bulldogs ahead of offers from Memphis and Middle Tennessee State amongst others. At 6-foot-5 and 292 pounds, Cavazos likely projects as an offensive tackle in college. This will be especially true if he puts on the ‘good weight’ that is expected in a college conditioning program as he has a thick frame that will be able to carry more muscle than he currently has.
Gabe Cavazos Scouting Report
Watching film of an OT and understanding the nuances that make one player better than another isn’t the easiest thing in the world. What is clear from this tape is that Cavazos is a player who loves the running game and that when he has his hands on a defender he is going to control that player to open up a gap.
Gabe Cavazos has great footwork for his size and a sound knowledge of how to use angles and leverage to his advantage. Mike Leach likes athletic linemen for his system and Cavazos seems to fit right in with that theme.